Former Grizzlies G Grayson Allen thrives with the Milwaukee Bucks

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Among other things, the Memphis Grizzlies had to make a business decision regarding Grayson Allen this offseason. While most fans started to like Duke’s former basketball star, the general consensus was that it was time for him to leave this team.

With some needed expansion, the Grizzlies didn’t have the resources available to make it happen. Even though he was perfect and one of the league’s most underrated players, Memphis sent him to the Milwaukee Bucks for a pair of future second-round picks.

And so far, it’s paying off for both sides.

Former Memphis Grizzlies G Grayson Allen thrived in every way with the Milwaukee Bucks

Already, the Milwaukee Bucks have given Grayson Allen what the Grizzlies couldn’t – a reasonable contract extension. That game in the form of a two-year, $ 20 million contract that was signed by the former Grizzly goalie last Monday.

Allen secured the contract in his final season with Memphis, where he was the team’s best volume shooter, knocking down over 39% of his shots from range and averaging 10.6 points, starting in 38 of the 51 matches he appeared in.

Allen also added a defensive dimension to his game as he played on Beale Street, averaging 0.9 steals per game with the Grizzlies. The Bucks are hoping he can continue this way in 2021.

So far, they’ll be happy to see Allen has been as advertised. In his first game with the Bucks, Allen scored ten points, knocking down three to three points. Defensively, he recorded two interceptions and recorded a (+/-) of +23 while on the pitch. It was the second among all active players in the game, just behind Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Allen also showed off a part of his game that we haven’t seen much with the Grizzlies: his passing. The new Bucks goalie had six assists on his debut with the team, a sign of good things to come with a team that does not have a real playmaker.

For Grizzlies fans, you can only have a smile on your face to see Grayson Allen succeed.

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